What To Expect At Your First Visit

Philosophy

We emphasize comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning that is tailored to you and your priorities. Our focus is on prevention. We will help you establish a combination of professional oral hygiene and home care that works for you! Only by having a complete understanding of your dental needs, can you truly be involved in any treatment. Much advancement has been made in dentistry and there are many treatment options available. Therefore, we are proud of providing a thorough consultation and encourage any questions that arise.
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New Patient?

Please fill out the easy-to-use, private, and secure
intake form.

Please fill out the easy-to-use, private, and secure intake form.

Intake Form
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Philosophy

We emphasize comprehensive diagnosis and treatment planning that is tailored to you and your priorities. Our focus is on prevention. We will help you establish a combination of professional oral hygiene and home care that works for you! Only by having a complete understanding of your dental needs, can you truly be involved in any treatment. Much advancement has been made in dentistry and there are many treatment options available. Therefore, we are proud of providing a thorough consultation and encourage any questions that arise.
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New Patient?

Please fill out the easy-to-use, private, and secure intake form.

Intake Form
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Front Office

Plan to arrive a few minutes early for your first appointment so we have time to learn about your medical history. This is an important first step as it helps us determine the best choices for your dental treatments and how we provide them. We will also collect information about and connect with any previous dental clinics you have visited to have your records transferred.

If you’d prefer, download our convenient form to speed this process along and bring it with you.


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Insurance Coordination

We also take the time to collect your insurance information, so we can help you coordinate your benefits to your best advantage. This reduces the need to render services that are ineligible for reimbursement from your insurance due to plan limitations. We send insurance claims and dental estimates to your insurance on your behalf and with most plans, you should see reimbursement of insurance benefits about 3-5 business days after being seen in our clinic.

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Dental
Hygiene

A critical part of your oral health is regular visits to our registered dental hygienists. At your first visit, we evaluate your gums, teeth, and soft tissue. Using a tool called a VELscope, which was developed right here in BC, we screen for oral cancer and lesions that could one day become a problem if not treated.

Our hygienists also offer tips if you’d like to improve your oral homecare routines and will answer any questions you may have about your care.


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Certified Dental Assistants

When you bring your child in for their first visit, our certified dental assistants will usually clean their teeth. If your first visit is for a dental emergency in Kitsilano, the dental assistant will help you feel more at ease and help you stay comfortable as we care for your needs. Experts on the dental treatments we provide, our dental assistants are happy to answer all your questions.


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Diagnostics

At Fifth Avenue Dental Centre, we only use digital x-rays. Digital technology allows us to see a clear picture of your teeth and bones with less radiation exposure for you and our team, and less waste for our environment. We also use a small pen-sized hand-held intraoral camera to show you what we see during your exam so you can feel confident you are making the right choices for your care.


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Dental Exam

Meet the doctor and assistant while we discuss your personal oral health goals so that we can work together to help achieve them. This is your chance to let us know what you like and dislike about your smile, previous restorations, and your oral health in general. Using this information we develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals.


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Lab
Technician

From bridges, crowns, dentures, night guards, and sports mouthguards, your dental laboratory needs are met at a lab we’ve had a long relationship with. In fact, if you’re looking for cosmetic dental treatments in Kitsilano, our lab technician will come in to meet with you and the doctor to help create the look you want for your beautiful healthy smile.

 
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